First Access Ensembles

For those with little or no experience. Just bring yourself and your instrument or we can provide you with an instrument if required. Sessions include singing, percussion, beginners band and Arts Award and all are available as part of the First Access membership fee. For the very youngest, sessions incorporate singing, musical games and rhythmic movement. 

Progression Ensembles

For those who are learning to play an instrument. There are a wide range of sessions for all ages, abilities and musical interests. All appropriate sessions including Arts Award and tuition can be accessed as part of the membership fee. Sessions are divided into levels as a guideline for the required minimum standard. Associated Board examination grades are given as an indication although we appreciate that not all young people may take these examinations. Some sessions are suitable for mixed abilities where the level boundaries are more flexible. The levels help to quickly see where the routes of progression are.

  • Junior – Grade 1-3 (or equivalent)
  • Intermediate – Grade 3-5 (or equivalent)
  • Senior – Grade 5 + (or equivalent)
  • Mixed Ability – Flexible

There are a wide range of classes for all ages, abilities and musical interests. It is possible to choose a number of different classes (at no extra cost), giving children and young people the opportunities to experience a wider range of activities.

See timetable for a list of all sessions running.